Probably the first sophisticated treatment of a gangster picture. Story is the usual love-redeeming tale of two kids caught in a gangster vortex.
An extraordinary, good, impressive and strong talker. Again fine work by Fritz Lang, and his wife and helper, Thea von Harbou. All the more astonishing as it is Lang's first talker.
As a novel the story [by John Monk Saunders] was known as Single Lady. In Liberty weekly, it was known as Nikki and Her War Birds. As a sensitively neurotic, sometime goofy, somtimes dumb but always…
Playwright Louis Weitzenkorn's strong argument against the scandal type of tabloid newspaper makes a strong talker.
Gracie Fields doesn't exactly suggest sufficient sympathy to hold the romantic lead, but her eccentric singing and dialect-gagging records well.
This story of the Honolulu detective who solves a murder mystery that baffled Scotland Yard and Europe is well directed and aptly photographed. Cast shows smart selection.
There are enough killings herein to fill the quota for an old time cowboy-Indian thriller. And one tough mugg, in the title part, who is tough all the way from the start, when he's a bum with…
A very entertaining picture. Action is here all of the time, even with and during the dialog. All of it is contained within a single setting, the press room at the court house. It's of newspaper men…
An excellent piece of work in taking a legendary meller play and transposing it into a screen drama of strength and charm.
Another gangster story, but written down to the bone and directed for everything it contains.
Wise remarks, a fresh guy and dame stuff. Quick pace and a performance by James Cagney typically Cagney. These give Blonde Crazy a fast start and keep it going most of the way. Finish is weak but not…